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dc.contributor.advisorCorbett, Edward P.J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHilger, Michael Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-08T23:11:41Z
dc.date.available2017-02-08T23:11:41Z
dc.date.issued1964en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/109429
dc.description.abstractThe general purpose of this thesis will be to analyze certain principles of classical rhetoric which exist, in the Areopagitica. Twentieth-century scholars have shown the extent of classical influence on the rhetoric of the Areopagitica in many areas. However, they have either skipped over or explained superficially some important aspects of Milton's debt to classical rhetoric. These are Milton's invention of arguments by means of the Topics, his use of the ethical appeal by portraying himself as an ideal classical orator, and his use of the techniques appropriate to deliberative rhetoric. We shall first define these principles according to the classical rhetoricians, and then we shall show how Milton uses these rhetorical principles in the exordium, the statement, the four main arguments, and the peroration of the Areopagitica.en_US
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dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsA non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.titleA Rhetorical Analysis of Milton's Areopagiticaen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorHilger, Michael Johnen_US
dc.degree.levelMA (Master of Arts)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineEnglish (graduate program)en_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Englishen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US


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